Miami 21 Task Force

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On December 12th, 2019, Miami’s City Commission adopted Resolution R-19-0523. This Resolution directed the City Administration to conduct a comprehensive review of the Miami 21 zoning code. To that end, the Mayor and City Commission have appointed a 12-member task force to collaborate with the City to conduct that review.

The following resolutions were set forth by the City Commission in order to conduct a comprehensive review of Miami 21 and recommend possible changes:

R-19-0523

R-20-0015

  • The first meeting of the Miami 21 Task Force took place on June 10, 2020.  View notice.
  • Miami 21 Task Force 2021 Meetings: January 22, 2021, March 8, 2021, March 29, 2021, April 26, 2021, May 24, 2021, June 28, 2021, July 12, 2021, July 26, 2021, and August 16, 2021
  • The next meeting of the Miami 21 Task Force will be on September 20, 2021

The scope of the Task Force study areas will include the following topics.  Each meeting will focus on one of the topics in the order set forth below.  
Given the overlapping nature of these issues, subsequent meetings will build on the previous matter discussed. 

1. Affordability

  • Accessibility, availability, and incentives for applicants to provide affordable housing.
  • Discrepancy between City and County AMI impact on affordable units.
  • How AMI impacts supply and demand to effect market rate housing.
  • Gentrification and Displacement
  • Effects on Income inequality
  • ADU’s

Resources include:

City of Miami Affordable Housing Masterplan

ULI Recommendations

2. Climate change and resiliency

    3. Quality of Life

    • Comprehensive review of M21 Atlas evaluating development direction of city neighborhoods.
    • Improper abutting transects.
    • Preservation of single-family neighborhoods
    • Review of accepted and adopted masterplans and neighborhood plans
    • Development impact on minority and local communities.
    • SAP issues
    • Parking requirements

    4. Prosperity

    • Incentivizing technology-based economy
    • Effects on Education
    • Opportunity Zones
    • Create activity nodes at major thoroughfare intersections
    • Effects on Transportation

    5. Service

    • Process and length of permits
    • Noticing and conducting quasi-judicial hearings
    • Navigability and usability of M21 code by stakeholders.
    • General Miami 21 Issues

    6. Assessment, (Internal)

    • Has M21 created more mixed-use and transitional zones on a city-wide basis.
    • Interaction with MCNP
    • M21 Atlas reflecting Gov. owned properties (They don’t play by our rules)
    • Number of approved developments since M21 has been in effect

     

    Alisa Cepeda 
    Board Member/Dist. 5

    Natalie Duran 
    Board Member/Dist. 3

    Iris Escarra 
    Board Member/Dist. 5

    Kobi Karp 
    Board Member/Dist. 1

    Bernardo Fort-Brescia 
    Board Member/Dist. 1

    Andrew Frey 
    Board Member/(Mayor)

    Vicky Leiva 
    Board Member/Dist. 4

    Melissa Tapanes Llahues 
    Board Member/Dist. 4

    Juan Mullerat 
    Board Member/(Mayor)

    Adam Old 
    Board Member/Dist. 2

    Nathanial Robinson 
    Board Member/Dist. 2

    Thorn Grafton 
    Board Member/Dist. 3

    The agenda from the June 10, 2020 meeting can be found here.

    The agenda from the January 22, 2021 meeting can be found here(PDF, 84KB).

    The agenda from the March 8, 2021 meeting can be found here.

    The agenda from the March 29, 2021 meeting can be found here.

    The agenda from the April 26, 2021 meeting can be found here(PDF, 124KB).

    The agenda from the May 24, 2021 meeting can be found here(PDF, 167KB).

     The agenda from the June 28, 2021 meeting can be found here.

    The agenda from the July 12, 2021 meeting can be found here.

    The agenda from the July 26, 2021 meeting can be found here.

    The agenda from the August 16, 2021 meeting can be found here.

    The agenda for the upcoming September 20, 2021 meeting can be found here.

    Future agendas will be posted ahead of the upcoming meetings. 

    After each Miami 21 Task Force meeting, the members of the committee will update the public with resolutions on future deliverables. 

    Each subsequent resolution will be used to build the Miami 21 Task Force Report, which will be presented to our elected officials as a reccomenndation of changes to the existing zoning ordinance. 

    • Before each Miami 21 Task Force meeting, you will be able to provide public comment through a variety of channels. Check this page for details and instructions, which will be posted days before the meeting takes place.
    • For comments/recommendations, e-mail us at miami21@miamigov.com
    • You may also contact our dedicated Planning Staff to learn more about this initiative: David Snow,dsnow@miamigov.com and Anastassia Garcia, angarcia@miamigov.com

    Recommendations may be incorporated into the discussion items for an upcoming taskforce meeting. Additionally, all comments and electronic transmittals will be included as an addendum to the Miami 21 Taskforce Report that is present to the City Commission.